17 Percent Increase in April in Incoming Tourism on April 2017 and 61 Percent More than April 2016

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According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, 408,400 tourist entries were recorded in April 2018, about 17% more than April 2017. In the period January- April 2018, about 1.36 million tourist entries were recorded, 25% increase on the same period last year. Revenue from tourism in April reached about NIS 2.166 billion.

April 2018

There was a 17% increase in tourist entries in April 2018 as compared to 2017 and 61% increase on April 2016.

• 353,800 tourist entries were by air, an increase of 13% on 2017 and 54% on April 2016.

• 54,700 tourists arrived via the land crossings, 17% more than in April 2017 and 91% more than in 2016.

• 24,400 arrived as day visitors in April, 27% increase in April 2017 and 9% more than in 2016.

January- April 2018

In January- April 2018, about 1.36 million tourist entries were recorded, an increase of 25% on the same period in 2017 (1.1 million) and 60% more than in 2016. Since the beginning of the year, tourism has injected more than NIS7 billion into the Israeli economy

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)